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These oven baked Sheet Pan Burgers are ready in 25 minutes, super easy to make and don't require you to form individual patties! The perfect weeknight dinner!

These Sheet Pan Burgers are legit!! Ever been in that spot where you’re craving a juicy burger but the thought of flipping patties one by one is just… nope? Well, here’s my quick n’ easy solution: Sheet Pan Burgers! I’m talking about burgers that, you guessed it, come together on one single sheet pan. You just mix the beef, slide it into the oven, top it with cheese, and bam – meaty, juicy, no-hassle burgers perfect for any night.

A sheet pan burger served with a side of ketchup on a wooden board, with fresh tomatoes in the background

There’s nothing like a burger on a warm summer day, but if you ask me, burgers are a year-round meal. Seriously, this past month I’ve found myself reaching for this sheet pan burger recipe more often than not, and I’ve got a feeling next year won’t be any different. Why? Because it’s so freaking easy, and my kids do not complain! This sheet pan burger recipe needs a couple more ingredients than my usual 5-ingredient recipes, but it is still really easy and delicious. Pair it with some golden French fries and a dollop of ketchup, and you’ve got yourself a meal that just hits the spot!

Sheet Pan Burgers Overview

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Number of Ingredients: 7 (excluding salt, pepper, and the optional toppings)
Feeds: 6-8 people, depending on how you slice them
Total Cook Time: 25 minutes
Primary Cooking Method: Baking
Dietary Info: Protein-Rich
Key Flavor: Savory, meaty and cheesy
Skill Level: Beginner

Notable mentions

  • Mess-Free: Making burgers on a sheet pan cuts down on the clutter and the cleanup! All you need is a bowl to mix and a sheet pan to bake. That’s pretty much it.
  • Quick and Easy: Time is on your side with this one. In under 25 minutes, you can go from “What’s for dinner?” to “Time to eat!” It’s the perfect recipe for those nights when you’re short on time but craving something meaty, hearty, and homemade.
  • Multiple Toppings: These burgers can take any topping you can think of. Stack ’em high with classic fresh tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard, or get creative with avocado slices, a fried egg, or a swirl of special sauce.
  • Unbeatable Juiciness: Unlike grilled patties that can sometimes dry out, these oven-baked burgers lock in the flavor and moisture, ensuring each bite is as delicious as the last. Say goodbye to dry burgers and hello to a juicy, flavorful feast!

Ingredients to make Sheet Pan Burgers

For The Burgers

  • Ground Beef: The 80/20 mix gives you just the right amount of fat for juicy, flavorful burgers.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: These are here to help bind your burgers and give them a lovely texture. If you don’t have panko breadcrumbs, you can also use finely crushed saltine crackers.
  • Large Egg: Just one, but it’s crucial. It’s the glue holding your flavor-packed sheet pan burgers together.
  • Milk: This little bit of moisture helps keep the beef tender. If you’re dairy-free, you can swap in your favorite unsweetened plant milk.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: For that deep, savory umami kick. It’s the secret flavor weapon!
  • Spice Mix: Here’s where the magic happens! You’ll need salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. This quartet brings all the flavor to your burgers. No onion powder? Try a little extra garlic powder. Out of garlic powder? A bit more onion powder will do the trick.
  • Hawaiian Buns: Soft, slightly sweet, and the perfect holder for your burger creation.
Overhead shot of ingredients to make the patties for the sheet pan burgers on the counter before mixing

For Topping the Burgers

These are all optional, but I suggest you use most (or some) of them. It’s the classic and best way to enjoy a juicy sheet pan burger!

  • Lettuce: A crisp, fresh crunch in every bite.
  • Tomato Slices: Juicy and ripe, these add a sweet touch.
  • Sliced Onions: They bring a boldness that’s hard to resist. Whether you like them raw for that intense bite or slightly grilled to sweeten the deal, they’re a must!
  • Ketchup and Mustard: The dynamic duo. Sweet and tangy meets bold and zippy – the finishing touch that brings it all together.
  • Cheese Slices: Melty, gooey goodness! I use good ol’ cheddar, but you can choose your favorite – gouda for creaminess, Swiss for a nutty touch, or maybe a slice of pepper jack for a little heat.
Overhead shot of toppings to make the sheet pan burgers on a white plate

How to make Sheet Pan Burgers

Step 1: Mix and bake the Beef

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, panko or cracker crumbs, an egg, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until just combined.
  2. Place the beef mixture on the prepared sheet pan.
  3. Evenly press the mixture onto the pan, creating a uniform layer for even cooking.
  4. Slide the pan into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and sizzling.
  5. If adding cheese, lay the slices over the cooked beef.
  6. Return the pan to the still-warm oven for an additional 2-3 minutes, just until the cheese has melted.
A step by step image collage on how to make sheet pan burgers with mixing the ground beef with the rest of ingredients for the patties, shaping the beef in the baking sheet for the patties, baking the beef, topping it with cheese, and baking it again to melt the cheese

Step 2: Assemble the burgers

  1. Once cooked, remove the pan from the oven and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Then, slice into individual patty sizes.
  2. Slice the Hawaiian buns and assemble the burgers with your choice of fresh toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, or mustard.
A step by step image collage on how to make sheet pan burgers with cutting the baked beef for the patties, and slicing the bread to assemble the burgers
  • Different Buns: Try buttery brioche buns for a fancy touch, classic sesame buns for that nostalgic vibe, or go with whole-grain for a hearty, fiber-packed option.
  • Leaner Meat: If you’re looking to lighten things up, swap that ground beef for ground turkey. You’ll get a leaner burger that’s still big on taste. Season it just right, and you might even trick the beef lovers!
  • Other Toppings: Why not crown your sheet pan hamburgers with creamy slices of avocado and crisp bacon? It’s the ultimate combo of rich and crunchy, adding layers of texture and flavor. You can also add BBQ sauce, finely chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, shredded zucchini, and more!
  • Heat Things Up: If you’re a fan of fiery flavors, throw in some jalapeños or a splash of your favorite hot sauce. It’s an instant way to turn the heat up and add an extra kick to every bite.

Tips for making the best sheet pan burgers in the oven

  1. Don’t Overmix the Beef: When mixing the beef, be gentle and mix just until everything’s combined. Overworking it can lead to tough burgers.
  2. Have Your Toppings Ready: Before you slide the sheet pan burgers into the oven, have your toppings sliced, diced, and ready to roll. You don’t want your hot, juicy burgers to wait in line!
  3. Toast The Buns: Give those buns a quick toast! A light grilling or a minute under the broiler adds a delightful crunch and prevents them from getting soggy. It’s the difference between a good burger and a GOOD burger.
  4. Check the Juices for Perfect Doneness: No one likes a guessing game with doneness. Gently press the center of the burgers – clear juices are your green light.
Closeup of a sheet pan burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mustard on a soft bun

How to store & reheat Sheet Pan Burgers

Got leftovers? Lucky you! Stash your burger patties or the whole burger in an airtight container in the fridge. When hunger strikes again, you can reheat the patties gently in the oven, on the stovetop, or even the whole burger in the microwave for a quick fix.

How long will Burgers last in the fridge?

Your delicious burgers will keep their charm in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Just make sure they’re tucked away in a container that’s as airtight as possible.

Can i freeze sheet pan hamburgers?

If you’ve got more burgers than you can handle, the freezer is your friend. Wrap each patty individually in freezer-safe wrap or store them in a freezer bag. They’ll stay fresh and ready for action for up to 3 months.

What to serve with Sheet Pan Burgers

  • Crinkle-Cut Fries and Ketchup: Nothing says “classic burger side” like a heap of crinkle-cut fries. Their fun shape and crispy edges are a hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Dip them in ketchup, and you have a perfect match for your sheet pan burger!
  • Cheese Crisps: If you want to try something a bit different but still want a side dish with crunch, you can make these baked cheese crisps to serve with your burgers. Everyone loves them!
  • Chilled Beverage: Whether it’s a frosty beer for the adults, a fizzy soda, or a cool lemonade for the kiddos, a chilled drink is a must. It’s the perfect way to wash down the deliciousness of your meal.
  • Grilled Veggies: Brush some zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms with olive oil and give them a quick grill. They add a smoky, healthy side that complements the juicy burger.
  • Cool and Crunchy Coleslaw: Add a refreshing twist with some homemade coleslaw! Its creamy crunch and slight tang cuts through the richness of the burger.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make the beef mixture ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can mix your beef and seasonings a day in advance and keep it covered in the fridge. It’s a great way to let those flavors mingle. Just remember to give it a quick mix before you spread it on the sheet pan.

My sheet pan burgers came out a bit dry. What did I do wrong?

It might be that the oven was too hot or they cooked a smidge too long. Next time, try reducing the cooking time and make sure your meat isn’t too lean. That 80/20 beef is perfect for keeping things juicy!

What’s the best way to ensure my burger patties are of even thickness?

A good trick is to use a rolling pin or a bottle to gently press and roll over the top of your meat mixture once it’s on the sheet pan. You can also place a layer of parchment paper on top to keep things clean. This helps you get that nice, even thickness.

A sheet pan burger served with crinkle-cut fries and a side of ketchup on a wooden board, with fresh tomatoes in the background

Making these Sheet Pan Burgers is the chill way to nail burger night, any night! The flavors? Spot on. The process? Super easy. Simply top them with classic fresh fixings like crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, crunchy onions, and voilà – you’re all set to serve up a crowd-pleaser that’s as easy as it is delicious!

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Sheet Pan Burgers

These oven baked Sheet Pan Burgers are ready in 25 minutes, super easy to make and don't require you to form individual patties! The perfect weeknight dinner!
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Author Jackie
Servings 12 1/4 lb Burgers
Course Main Course
Calories 318
Prep Time 10 minutes
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

For the Burgers

  • 3 lbs 80/20 lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or finely crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

For Topping the Burgers

  • Lettuce leaves
  • Fresh tomato slices
  • Sliced onions
  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Slices of your favorite cheese
  • Hawaiian buns

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 425°F. Line a large, 10×15-inch rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, panko or cracker crumbs, an egg, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Use your hands to mix the ingredients until just combined.
  • Evenly press the beef mixture onto the prepared sheet pan, creating a uniform layer for even cooking.
  • Slide the pan into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and sizzling.
  • If adding cheese, lay the slices over the cooked beef. Return the pan to the still-warm oven for an additional 2-3 minutes, just until the cheese has melted.
  • Once cooked, remove the pan from the oven and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Then, slice into individual patty sizes.
  • Slice the Hawaiian buns and assemble the burgers with your choice of fresh toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, ketchup or mustard.

Notes

  • Don’t Overmix the Beef: When mixing the beef, be gentle and mix just until everything’s combined, Overworking it can lead to tough burgers.
  • Have Your Toppings Ready: Before you slide the sheet pan burgers in the oven, have your toppings sliced, diced, and ready to roll. You don’t want your hot, juicy burgers to wait in line!
  • Toast The Buns: Give those buns a quick toast! A light grilling or a minute under the broiler adds a delightful crunch and prevents them from getting soggy. It’s the difference between a good burger and a GOOD burger.
  • Check the Juices for Perfect Doneness: No one likes a guessing game with doneness. Gently press the center of the burgers – clear juices are your green light.
The nutrition information does not account for the lettuce, tomatoes, or onions but does include the bun. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Burger, Calories: 318kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 350mg, Potassium: 353mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 34IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American

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